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Most of today’s new casement windows open via a handle crank on the bottom sash —simple to use, but tedious to keep turning over and over again. Window maker Jeld-Wen decided to go old-school for its new line of push-out casement windows, using a simple handle in lieu of a crank. A mere quarter-turn lets the pane swing outward. Better yet, unlike the casements of yore, the handle locks the window at three different points, foiling would-be intruders and keeping errant raindrops at bay. The windows come in various sizes, up to 6 feet tall. We’re, um, pretty cranked by their innovations. Starting around $500; Jeld-Wen
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